Over the past quarter century, enterprising researchers have painstakingly gathered color footage available of the Second World War, a conflict most of us are used to seeing in black and white. The History Channel has drawn from this treasure trove to create a documentary account unlike anything you've seen.
History and war buffs, rejoice. Just when you thought you'd seen every World War II documentary, from "The World At War" to "Victory At Sea" this set appears. While you may not glean a wealth of new information or insight into the period, the color films imbue the war with an immediacy you've never experienced before- unless of course you were there. This alone makes the DVD a worthwhile investment of time and money. Bear in mind this is all bona-fide color footage-nothing has been colorized. The effect is spellbinding almost miraculous- as when Judy Garland as Dorothy first lands in Oz.